Archive for July, 2008

Beast Preview


It has been a quiet couple of weeks – holidays, resting etc, but the Beast of Ballyhoura race finally kicks off this weekend. It is a 36 hour race and will be the longest race Rowan, Kate and Jonny will have competed in. Only Paul has raced longer with five expedition races (4+ days) under […]



The Carlingford Lough Endurance Challenge must be the best kept secret on the Irish adventure racing/multisport scene. It’s a small event run by a small team of highly motivated individuals and supported by a whole community. Now in its 8th year the CLEC gets better and better and is one of the few events that […]

There is only so much rain that a person can take. This is suppose to be July and we have just suffered the 3rd weekend on the trot were the weather has been miserable. Week days have not been much better and as I look out of the window at work, raincoats and brollies are again […]

The Average Joes’ second race as a team of four took place in Donegal on 28 June. The race, the second of the 2008 , was held from the Gartan Outdoor Centre, approximately 12km west of Letterkenny. Saturday morning dawned wet and windy and the forecast for the rest of the day was similarly dreary. […]

Every three to four months the team will be putting together a newsletter highlighing what the Average Joes have been put to for that period. team-average-joes-newsletter